As a company dedicated to helping people achieve dignity in retirement for over 150 years, AXA is proud of its long-term partnership with the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI). This year, we are part of the Coalition of prominent education, consumer advocacy and financial services organizations supporting National Retirement Planning Week® 2014.

In recent years, the statistics about worker readiness for retirement have been alarming, with the percentage of workers confident about having enough money for a comfortable retirement at record lows. Although these stats appear to be changing slowly for the better, the increase in confidence is confined to those workers who already have a retirement plan. Among these “planners,” the group that is very confident they’ll have enough money in retirement increased from 14 to 24 percent in 2014 year over year.
So, preparation is key, and the hope for a secure financial future begins with a retirement roadmap and a solid plan for savings.  

Still, only a quarter of retirees say they have obtained the advice of a financial professional.

A financial professional can help break down complex financial decisions into small, manageable steps. At AXA, we believe in the universal human truth that breaking down seemingly overwhelming tasks into small, manageable steps can increase confidence and make an impact. A financial professional can help tailor these steps for individual investment preferences and situations. 

And events like National Retirement Planning Week are a great way to raise awareness about the benefit of speaking to a professional, of putting a plan in place, of taking that first step toward a dignified retirement.

About AXA
“AXA” is the brand name of AXA Equitable Financial Services, LLC and its family of companies, including AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company (AXA Equitable) (New York, NY 10104), MONY Life Insurance Company of America (AZ stock company, administrative office: 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY), AXA Advisors, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC), and AXA Distributors, LLC (member SIPC).